Surrounding Area

Alton is at the heart of the surrounding villages. Find out more about the surrounding area.

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Alton Abbey


Situated two miles north-west of Alton, Beech village has a linear nature, sitting largely within a narrow valley that descends (by minor road) for almost two miles from Alton Abbey, which at 217 metres (712ft) is one of the highest points in Hampshire, to the Alton - Basingstoke trunk road at 106 metres (348ft).

Jane Austen's House Museum


Chawton is a small village but retains a number of facilities. It has the Jane Austen museum, Chawton House Library, the village tea rooms, The Greyfriar public house, historical buildings dotted around the village dating back many generations, great walks to nearby villages, and a relaxed, friendly way of life.

Four Marks Station

Four Marks

Four Marks is a vibrant village sitting astride the A31 about 4 miles from Alton. It has a newly refurbished shopping centre at Oak Green Parade, is one of the highest points in Hampshire with fine walks to many surrounding villages, and is the first station from Alton on the heritage railway The Watercress Line.



Froyle, which consists of the two villages of Upper & Lower Froyle, is situated in the North-East corner of Hampshire, some 50 miles from London.

Holybourne Church


Holybourne lies to the eastern edge of Alton. Although Holybourne is an expanding community, village life is still centred on the church, the village shop with its Post Office, the White Hart Public House and the village hall. The area is also well served by the Local WI, the Lions and Round Table.

Selborne Church


Selborne is a delightful village often packed with visitors eager to explore the home of Gilbert White and its church which lies opposite in The Plestor, a square piece of ground that once had a vast oak tree blown down during a storm in 1793.